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Only half of the heating element works

Hello,i have a 2006 wirlpool dryer model number wed5900swo and the dryer takes two cycles to dry my clothes.i replaced the heating element,and still the same problem,only half of the heating coils work.can you help me?

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  • BRIAN SURPRENANT Dec 09, 2008

    i pulled the heating element out and ran the dryer and only half of the coils are working

  • BRIAN SURPRENANT Dec 09, 2008

    i also checked the vent and hose and its clear

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i looked up your model andfound it to need part number 3401338, this is the heater, i cannot see howe only 1/2 of the coil is going to light, its either on and all lights or its gone bad in which case its never gonna glow, its one filament like a lightbulb as long as the filament is good its alll good. too long to dry or extendedd dry times is most likely an issue with a blocked/clogged vent hose

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